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    be equipped with

    . . . she has every quality that a excellent woman can be equipped with.

    I complimented a bride in a congratulation letter. Is the phrase 'can be equipped with' acceptable to native speakers? Is the word "has" OK? Or could you give me your advice ?Thank you.

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    Re: be equipped with

    How about can possess? If you're writing to the bride, why are you using she? Culturally, this sort of description doesn't work well in English IMO.

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    Re: be equipped with

    If you are writing to the husband and complimenting his wife, then you could use "she" but as Tdol said, "can possess" works better. I'm not sure why you wouldn't just write to them as a couple or write a separate letter to the wife complimenting her directly if that is what you wish to do.
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    Re: be equipped with

    Thank you. Does the phrase "be equipped with" work?

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    Re: be equipped with

    Frankly, no.
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